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Assistant, Associate or Full Professors in Law, Faculty of Law

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Job ID: 9341

Updated: August 5, 2016

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law is in the midst of a sustained period of growth and renewal. In its Strategic Plan - Energy.Skills.Excellence. - Calgary Law set itself the dual goals of enhancing its international eminence in the areas of energy, environmental and natural resources law and of continuing its position of national leadership in the area of experiential learning.  Since 2011, we have made twelve new Faculty appointments, and we are looking to make further appointments to begin in 2016 and in years to follow.

The Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, invites applications for up to three tenure or tenure-track  appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor. Rank will be assessed based on experience and qualifications. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016, but alternate dates may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Applications are welcome from top candidates with mid to senior career experience in all areas of the law and a demonstrated commitment to experiential learning. We are seeking scholars whose research and teaching background includes oil and gas and/or energy and resources law.  Other areas of special interest include aboriginal law, property law, and the legal profession. 

The successful candidates will be expected to teach in the core JD program and also, if appropriate, to be involved in the graduate programs. They must demonstrate the desire and potential to initiate and produce high-impact research and scholarship. An active research agenda is expected of all members of Faculty, and peer-reviewed external research funding is increasingly valued.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have evidence of the ability to initiate and produce high impact scholarship and evidence of the ability to develop into a strong teacher. Applications at the Associate Professor level must have present evidence of a strong scholarly record and successful teaching, and evidence of established academic engagement in professional and other communities. Applications at the Professor level must provide evidence of an outstanding academic publication record, outstanding teaching and supervision record; and evidence of a superior level of academic service and/or leadership.

For each of the positions, applicants must have a JD/LLB, normally combined with an advanced degree in either Law, Business, Economics or other related discipline at the time of appointment.

Given the premium placed on collegiality, at the University of Calgary, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate a genuine commitment to constructive participation in the life of the School, the University and the broader professional community.

About the Faculty of Law

Calgary Law offers a JD, as well as a specialized LLM in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law [NREEL]. The school also has a small cohort of doctoral students, and a post-graduate Certificate in the NREEL area. Calgary Law offers a joint JD / MBA program with the Haskayne School of Business, and a joint JD/MPP program with the School of Public Policy. As well, the Faculty has a uniquely-focused partnership with the University of Houston Law Center. The `International Energy Lawyers Program' enables students to earn both Canadian and American law degrees in four years and to apply for admission to Bars in the United States and Canada.  For more information on the law school and its programs, see .  

How to Apply

Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Ian Holloway, QC
University of Calgary |Faculty of Law
2500 University Drive NW | Murray Fraser Hall 4th Floor
Calgary, Alberta    T2N 1N4
Phone (403) 220-5447 | Email

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide three confidential letters of reference.  Letters of application should indicate the rank at which appointment is being sought.

Completed applications received by December 22, 2015 will receive full consideration, though the review process will continue until the positions are filled.

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The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.
To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  

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